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Meaning of FULSOME

Pronunciation:  'fûlsum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech; "buttery praise"; "gave him a fulsome introduction"; "an oily sycophantic press agent"; "oleaginous hypocrisy"; "smarmy self-importance"; "the unctuous Uriah Heep"
 

FULSOME is a 7 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: buttery, insincere, oily, oleaginous, smarmy, unctuous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ful"some\, a. [Full, a. + -some.]
1. Full; abundant; plenteous; not shriveled. [Obs.]

         His lean, pale, hoar, and withered corpse grew
         fulsome, fair, and fresh.             --Golding.

2. Offending or disgusting by overfullness, excess, or
   grossness; cloying; gross; nauseous; esp., offensive from
   excess of praise; as, fulsome flattery.

         And lest the fulsome artifice should fail Themselves
         will hide its coarseness with a veil. --Cowper.

3. Lustful; wanton; obscene; also, tending to obscenity.
   [Obs.] ``Fulsome ewes.'' --Shak. -- {Ful"some*ly}, adv. --
   {Ful"some*ness}, n. --Dryden.

 
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